Why should men have all the sheds? Every woman deserves a shed of her own, somewhere to retreat to for some quiet time, to create or grow, to write or paint, or just to contemplate the view. Gill Heriz has interviewed over 80 different women, and Nicolette Hallett has photographed their sheds inside and out, to collect together this unique insight into why women have sheds, and what they do in them. There are sheds for puppet-makers, sculptors, and writers, as well as farmers, furniture-makers, and woodcutters. There are sheds that can be lived in, sheds that are full to the rafters, and sheds that are simply sheds, with the usual collection of gardening tools, lawnmowers, and seed packets. Virginia Woolf once argued that, for women, writing fiction required "a room of one's own." These women have taken that premise a step further - to the end of the garden - to find their own very personal space.
Author: Gill Heriz
Publisher: CICO Books
Release Date: 2016-04-14
Genre: House & Home
Gill Heriz presents another inspirational collection of women's sheds and other small spaces In A Womanâ€™s Huts and Hideaways Gill Heriz presents an inspirational collection of stunning small spaces. Each place has its own story, a reason for being, whether itâ€™s somewhere to escape, to create, to work, or just a place to â€œbeâ€ . By the Waterside, Ivy has built a mud hut near the River Willamett in Portland, Oregonâ€”a place to â€œinspire and educate and share with her community.â€ In the Countryside Monicaâ€™s Cabin on the Hill is a writing retreat and provides a place for women who need time away from busy lives. A purpose-built shed in an Urban garden serves as studio for illustrator and artist, Martha. Hidden away, in an enchanting wilderness in Suffolk, UK, is Janet and Sueâ€™s Secret Garden. Here, there are three sheds: an old summerhouse full of light; a hide nestled in the bushes for watching the local wildlife; and a renovated wagon used as a base for recording their wildlife observations. From yurts to Airstreams, beach huts to bothies, the huts and hideaways have one thing in commonâ€”they are all inspirational spaces created by women, for women.
Author: Sally Coulthard
Publisher: Jacqui Small
Release Date: 2015-02-19
Genre: House & Home
Shed Decor is an inspirational guide to decorating and furnishing outdoor rooms and garden sheds to create beautiful and useable living spaces that add space and value to your home. Building on the popularity of her previous outdoor decor books, Sally Coulthard shows you how to design, decorate and equip your shed space to make an extra outside room for relaxing, working and playing. When it comes to decoration, these important outdoor rooms deserve as much thought as any living space within the house; they come to life when filled with furniture and decoration, lighting and fabrics. And, with a bit of planning and the right combination of materials, they can be used all year round, regardless of the weather. Shed Decor is an indispensable guide to creating the perfect shed interior. Whether you want a cool contemporary space or the mix-and-match charm of vintage living, this book takes you through all the elements you need to bring an outdoor room together with flair.
Shed Chic offers inspirational guidance to planning, sourcing and decorating your own individual garden building, from location and utilities to materials, style and furnishings. Sheds are no longer neglected outbuildings or decorative afterthoughts at the bottom of the garden. While the traditional garden shed was once a great place to escape to, order would be at best haphazard; décor and design not a consideration at all. Now the humble garden shed has become the latest area of the home to be discovered by creative designers. As Sally Coulthard makes clear in Shed Chic, the garden should be seen as an extendable space, whether in the heart of the city or in a larger rural setting. Increasingly these micro buildings are being pressed into service as an ‘office’ now that home working has become a credible alternative to commuting and an economic means of running a business from home. They are equally successful as spaces in which to indulge creative pursuits or to make a well-considered home-from-home away from the outside world. Shed chic is all about making space. Outdoor buildings can double as additional rooms for over-crowded homes; they can be flexible and usable spaces that are as versatile as they are practical. Across the book’s lavishly illustrated pages, Sally demonstrates how you can convert your own garden shed into a neat and tidy office, an artist’s studio filled with inspirational clutter, a teenage den or a garden room for entertaining. Complete with advice on creating a home office from scratch, including when to use architects, planning requirements, self-build options or off-the-peg solutions, Shed Chic will inspire and instruct in equal measure -an indispensable guide to planning, designing and decorating all forms of outdoor buildings.
Sheds are no longer neglected buildings at the end of the garden. As shown in this book, they have become an area of our home to be discovered by creative designers who see the garden as an extendable space of the home, whether in the heart of the city or in a larger rural setting. Today’s sheds are stylish, innovative and elegant and can be used for a multitude of purposes. They can be artists’ studios, writers’ retreats, children’s playgrounds or teenage dens, entertaining spaces, log cabins or garden rooms, or even just a traditional humble shed used for storage and plants but revamped with more stylish and decorated overtones. Using over 50 real examples from around the world, some simple and modest and some really extravagant, this book helps inspire and instruct the reader on how to create your own special space. The owners themselves describe how they have created their own private hideaways and Jane Field-Lewis provides insightful style notes and comments based on her conversations with the owners, architects and designers. She tells you how to create your shed depending on how you want to use it, and then how to make it stylish as well as useful. An intrinsic part of their charm is that normal decorating rules don’t apply and this gives the owners the freedom to express themselves in a different way without necessarily following any fashion or trends. Recycled, vintage and precious items are mixed with new, functional and practical ones. Jane Field-Lewis covers all these aspects in a warm-hearted way. The stunning photographs are accompanied by informative captions to help the reader design and decorate their shed on a more practical level. This is the book to help you create an inspiring space.
Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.
Female Erasure is an anthology that celebrate female embodiment while exposing the current trend of gender-identity politics as a continuation of female erasure and silencing as old as patriarchy itself.
Author: Viktor E. Frankl
Publisher: Beacon Press
Release Date: 2006-06-01
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful. At the time of Frankl's death in 1997, Man's Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found Man's Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America.
Author: Alice Walker
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2011-09-20
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this novel about a resilient and courageous woman has become a Broadway show and a cultural phenomenon. Celie has grown up poor in rural Georgia, despised by the society around her and abused by her own family. She strives to protect her sister, Nettie, from a similar fate, and while Nettie escapes to a new life as a missionary in Africa, Celie is left behind without her best friend and confidante, married off to an older suitor, and sentenced to a life alone with a harsh and brutal husband. In an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear, Celie begins writing letters directly to God. The letters, spanning twenty years, record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment guided by the light of a few strong women. She meets Shug Avery, her husband’s mistress and a jazz singer with a zest for life, and her stepson’s wife, Sophia, who challenges her to fight for independence. And though the many letters from Celie’s sister are hidden by her husband, Nettie’s unwavering support will prove to be the most breathtaking of all. The Color Purple has sold more than five million copies, inspired an Academy Award–nominated film starring Oprah Winfrey and directed by Steven Spielberg, and been adapted into a Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Lauded as a literary masterpiece, this is the groundbreaking novel that placed Walker “in the company of Faulkner” (The Nation), and remains a wrenching—yet intensely uplifting—experience for new generations of readers. This ebook features a new introduction written by the author on the twenty-fifth anniversary of publication, and an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
One of the central firsthand accounts of slavery in America A haunting, evocative recounting of her life as a slave in North Carolina and of her final escape and emancipation, Harriet Jacobs's classic narrative, written between 1853 and 1858 and published pseduonymously in 1861, tells firsthand of the horrors inflicted on slaves. In writing this extraordinary memoir, which culminates in the seven years she spent hiding in a crawl space in her grandmother's attic, Jacobs skillfully used the literary genres of her time, presenting a thoroughly feminist narrative that portrays the evils and traumas of slavery, particularly for women and children. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Mrs. Louise Mallard, afflicted with a heart condition, reflects on the death of her husband from the safety of her locked room. Originally published in Vogue magazine, “The Story of an Hour” was retitled as “The Dream of an Hour,” when it was published amid much controversy under its new title a year later in St. Louis Life. “The Story of an Hour” was adapted to film in The Joy That Kills by director Tina Rathbone, which was part of a PBS anthology called American Playhouse. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
Author: David Stiles
Publisher: Camden House Publishing (Ontario, CA)
Release Date: 1993
Following a chapter on construction basics (which includes how to make a concrete base and information on how to move an existing shed), he then guides you through each step of building a basic 8 x 10 foot shed.
Author: Patricia Fara
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2018-01-11
A Lab of One's Own describes the experiences of some extraordinary but sadly neglected scientific women who tasted independence, responsibility, and excitement in World War One. Understanding the past is crucial for improving the future, and Patricia Fara examines how inherited prejudicescontinue to limit women's scientific opportunities.Suffragists aligned themselves with scientific and technological progress. Defying arguments about intellectual inferiority and child-bearing responsibilities, during the War they won support by mobilising women to enter conventionally male domains, including science, industry, medicine, and themilitary. A Lab of One's Own reveals these women's stories, celebrating successes and analysing setbacks. In 1919, the suffragist Millicent Fawcett declared triumphantly that "The war revolutionised the industrial position of women. It found them serfs, and left them free." She was wrong: although women hadhelped the country to victory and won the vote for those over thirty, they had lost the battle for equality. Men returning from the Front reclaimed their jobs, and conventional hierarchies were re-established - although now the nation knew that women were fully capable of performing worktraditionally reserved for men.
Author: Irene Kelly
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date: 2015-08-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Irene Kelly was brought up in poverty and abused by her mammy from an early age. But home life was still better than the time she spent in one of Dublin's industrial orphanages. In that harsh regime she was beaten and sexually assaulted. Set to work in the nursery, she saw the nuns treat the babies with horrifying cruelty. As an adult those experiences haunted Irene. When she fell in love with Matt, who was fighting his own demons, they moved to England for a new start. They wanted their daughter Jennifer to have a better life, but in trying to protect her by hiding their past they only succeeded in pushing her away. Until, one day, Irene had a phone call from Ireland that changed everything . . . Sins of the Mother is a powerful and inspiring story of a family whose love was tested but never broken, who finally found the strength to heal the past.